Jerusalem Official: PA has De Facto Control Parts of Capital
Israeli control over eastern
Shegev also revealed that the Education Ministry pays the salaries of Arab teachers in eastern
The official charged that the Netanyahu government, similar to previous administrations, has ignored the needs of the Arab community “as if the future of eastern
Shegev maintained it is not too late for
“If there is not supervision over illegal building and if we do not hand out parking tickets and collect taxes [and take care of Arab needs], it won’t be surprising if riots break out similar to those earlier this month.”
Shegev also expressed concern over this week’s resignation of Meretz City Council member Meir Margalit, who protested demolitions of illegal Arab homes and warned they will "end up with an explosion.” Shegev pointed out that previous permits to tear down illegal Arab houses were authorized in cooperation with left-wing council members and that he “fears other elements will try to take political advantage” of Margalit’s resignation.